Detective Dee released most expensive trailer

Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame, a Huayi Brothers Media Corporation production, directed by Tsui Hark and produced by Chen Kuo-fu, with a cast of Andy Lau, Li Bingbing, Carina Lau, Deng Chao, Tony Leung Kar Fai released its second extended trailer yesterday. In this 2 minutes 21 seconds trailer, not only it revealed more mystery drama of the film, the Tang Dynasty created with $130 million yuan was also revealed in the trailer. With some calculation, this trailer estimated to cost $930,000 yuan per second, it can be considered as an expensive trailer.

Huayi Brothers announced that the film will open in the cinema on 29 September in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and South east Asian countries. It is said that the trailer will be a trilogy, with its inclusion as the trailer before the screening of After Shocks, it cause some reaction. Some audience even exclaimed that they wanted to watch the film immediately, some from the showbiz said: “Although it’s only 2 minutes, but it can be seen that the film had displayed the most romantic and elegant side of the Tang Dynasty, the suspensive drama and magical colors, adding to the anticipation of the exciting action scenes, it should be especially addictive.”

Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame is directed by Tsui Hark, adding The Message’s Chen Kuo-fu as producer, Ip Man’s Sumo Hung as action director, this golden triangle will collaborate for a new dimension in Chinese film. For the creation of a new viewing angle, the production fees kept increasing, Huayi Brothers revealed that the production fee is as high as $130 million yuan, it can be comparable to China box office record holder After Shocks. With the lead of a cast boasting Andy Lau, Li Bingbing, Carina Lau, Deng Chao, Tony Leung Kar Fai, adding to 11 distribution rights sold within 3 days at this year’s Festival de Cannes, surely this film will be influential both locally and overseas.

When the trailer was announced to the media, Huayi Brothers specially invested to produce in high definition in order for audience to observe the details.

Andy appeared throughout the whole trailer, from observing the burnt corpse to the fire in the kitchen till the fight with the secret opponent, in the last scene he did a somersault from high ground, it do show that Tsui Hark is trying to create Andy as a new hero for Chinese films.

Tsui Hark express that Detective Dee is a perfect person, his handsome and calm outlook is secular, with a sense of modern, deep inside his heart filled with high responsibilities and determination for his mission, Andy’s outlook and charisma is suitable to what Tsui think of Detective Dee Renjie, all these perfect fit Andy.

After all the tough shooting, Andy feel that although his Detective Dee had many difficult stunts, but his character is like a real person, and he also have a feeling being a modern period person.


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